Tumblr is the world’s most recognized microblogging service / social media network that allows its users to share short-form content and media-type content. Hundreds of millions of blogs — more than 200 million — and hundreds of millions of active monthly users — more than 550 million — are daily sharing visual content, blogs, quotes, and standard links for other members of the community to enjoy. Tumblr makes it easy for other bloggers to follow each other and to build communities upon the foundation of niche related content.
Almost everyone knows of Tumblr’s existence, but not everyone is keen on using the platform. What may seem like a blogging platform to some, Tumblr is actually a network of creative individuals who like to share content that’s usually out of the ordinary, and not necessarily newsworthy or worthy of being constantly indulged in. Tumblr is home to those individuals who like to share their creative thoughts and ideas within the scope of community that’s supportive and friendly towards funny, satire, sometimes ironic content.
Yahoo! is the official owner of Tumblr after a lengthy sale discussion back 2013 — where Yahoo! had made a promise that they wouldn’t mess up the Tumblr experience, but some would like to differ. Unfortunately the latest reports indicate a huge drop in value, and experts are starting to wonder whether there’s anything in the future left for Tumblr to strive forwards to — given that many design and user experiences changes have already been made. Others on the other hand are pondering if Tumblr could possibly save Yahoo! — company that’s finding itself in a very tough spot in the current market.
Regardless of what is happening internally, Tumblr is still alive and kicking, and perhaps more so than ever. Starting your own Tumblr community takes just a few moments and all Tumblr blog owners are in full control of how their blog appears to the world. You can edit raw HTML to adjust your custom themes, or you can pick any of the following free Tumblr themes to optimize the appearance of your Tumblr blog to better display your personality and what you would like to achieve with your Tumblr content. Click here.